North American Moving Services & Canada Company joining forces for
cross-provincial bike marathon
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada Company, a charitable business
group, kicked off a unique seven day bike marathon challenge tagged '2nd Annual North American Moving Services Tour de Force' to raise money for
children of fallen Canadian Forces personnel. North American Moving
Services Canada is a major participant and the driving force behind
this unique journey which began at the Air Canada Centre this morning
for 44 riders and will culminate on September 18 in Montréal, Quebec.
"We are honoured to partner with Canada Company in the second annual
Tour de Force in support of the families and children of our Canadian
military," said North American Moving Services' President, Rob Grohn.
"This opportunity allows us and all the riders and sponsors who make
this possible to demonstrate our gratitude for the service of our
Canadian Forces members," he added.
The group of 44 riders are travelling through locations in Ontario
(Toronto, Newcastle, Oshawa, Trenton, Kingston, Brockville and
Cornwall) and Quebec (Pointe Claire and Montréal).
The Tour de Force will be divided into seven 65 to 127 km stages, concluding every day
with community celebrations and some special activities planned by
Canadian Forces such as tandem parachute jumps with the Canadian Forces
SkyHawks, search and rescue exercises with the Royal Canadian Navy, and
a tour of Montreal Garrison / 202 Workshop Depot. Money raised will
support the children of military families by providing funding for
programs such as Camps for Kids of Deployed Soldiers and the Canada
Company Scholarship Fund.
"I applaud the numerous supporters and participants who are donating
their time and energy to such a worthy cause," said Blake Goldring,
Founder and Chairman of Canada Company and Chairman and CEO, AGF
Management Limited. "It is an honour for me to take part in this bike
marathon and to see the support given by all the local communities to
the families of those who serve," he added.
For more information email email@example.com or visit www.canadacompany.ca/TourdeForce.
About Canada Company
Canada Company, created in 2006, brings community and business leaders
from across Canada together to support Canadian soldiers and their
families. The Canada Company Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 to
supplement benefits available to the children who have had a parent
perish while on duty. Awarded annually, the scholarships provide $4,000
per year for up to four years for children who qualify. These
scholarships help to offset tuition fees and other living expenses
required to complete a post-secondary education and have been awarded
28 times since 2008.
About North American Moving Services Canada
Established in 1952 in Canada, North American Moving Services is a full
service moving and storage company with agents throughout Canada and
the United States with strong ties to the International Market
throughout the world. A van line that supports The Children's Wish
Foundation, The Children's Miracle Network and other charitable causes,
North American along with their agents are also the official Movers of
the Toronto FC Football Club, Hamilton Bulldogs, Kitchener Rangers,
Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Alouettes and the Montreal Impact.
SOURCE Canada Company
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